Infections and Inflammations

An infection is the condition of multiplication of parasitic organisms or microorganisms within the body. Inflammation is the reaction/s that occur in the affected blood vessels and adjacent tissues in response to an injury or abnormal stimulation caused by a physical, chemical, or biologic agent. Many people use the terms interchangeably since they have several symptoms in common and usually are treated similarly.

Appendicitis

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a small worm-like pouch attached to the large bowel. It can happen at any age but most cases are between 8 and 25 years of age. For young people, appendicitis is probably the most common cause of stomach pain requiring emergency surgery
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Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, which is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum. The duodenum is the upper part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive enzymes into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct.
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Cholecystitis

An acute condition in which the gallbladder becomes inflamed and swollen because the flow of bile into duodenum is blocked by Gallstones; result is biliary colic – intense pain in upper right abdomen or between shoulders, Indigestion, especially after fatty food, and Nausea with or without vomiting; untreated, condition can lead to Jaundice and occasionally, if gallbladder bursts, to Peritonitis. If the site of pain is as described above, and pain persists for more than 3 hours, consult your doctor if there is no improvement in 2 hours.
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Esophagitis

Alternative names: Indigestion and Heartburn

The term ‘indigestion’ is a layman’s term and is used to cover the symptoms of a few different medical conditions.
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Peritonitis

Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritoneum, which is the membrane that lines the wall of the abdomen and covers the abdominal organs.
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Cancer

Cancer is a disease that results from abnormal growth and division of cells that make up the body’s tissues and organs. Under normal circumstances, cells reproduce in an orderly fashion to replace old cells, maintain tissue health and repair injuries.
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